The committee is chaired by John Pagel, owner of Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy and part-owner of Dairy Dreams in Kewaunee County.
Those operations are among the biggest in the state.
He is also a founding member of the Dairy Business Association.
Some residents suggested Pagel
, who voted to refer the ordinance, should recuse himself because his
own operations could be affected by the new restrictions.
But a county attorney wrote that Pagel
could participate in the vote because he
is one of many people who would be similarly affected -in the same way board supervisors with septic systems can vote on a sanitary ordinance.
At the meeting, Pagel
acknowledged the area's water pollution problems.
"I think the whole committee believes that something is going to happen to improve the water quality in Kewaunee County," he